Brazil Ecojourneys

Gay Surf Brazil 2017

A week to learn or improve your surfing amongst friends, in the gorgeous Santa Catarina coast.


     

Gay Surf Brazil 2017

8days / 7nights

Santa Catarina, in South Brazil, is a hidden gem known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate. Long appreciated by the local LGBT community, in recent years it has become a popular gay and lesbian vacation destination.

Praia do Rosa, the only bay in Brazil to be recognized as one of the 38 “Most Beautiful Bays in the World”, is famous for its perfect waves, laid-back atmosphere, rustic-chic guesthouses and great restaurants.

Thanks to the half-moon shape of the bay of Rosa, it is considered a “Disneyland” for surfers- you will always find great surfing there, no matter the direction of the winds or swells. Winter months (June-August) often bring major waves that lure the world’s pro-surfers, but year-round Praia do Rosa it offers great conditions for all levels of ability.

With this fantastic surfing environment also comes an amazing surf coach, Capitão David. His surf school, founded in 1995, is the oldest one in all of Rosa. The Captain, as he is known by his more than 15,000 student/friends, has taught generations of beginners and trained some serious surfers. You will definitely learn more with the Captain than you would at any other surf school!

For more experienced surfers who don’t need the basics, this trip will offer you the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local, as well as the expertise of the Captain to help improve your performance.

On top of the 5-day surf camp, this trip also includes a 2-night stay in Florianopolis. Also known as “the Magic Island” or “Floripa, this island has been known for its surfing culture and LGBT-friendliness since the 80’s!

This will be a surfing holiday that you will never forget!

Program:
Saturday 25 March – Arrival in Florianopolis. Check in at your Town Home right in front of Praia Mole- one of the best beaches for surfing on the Island and the most LGBT-friendly beach south of Ipanema. Afternoon free.
Welcome Dinner. Optional G& L nightlife tour.

Sunday 26 March – Breakfast at your leisure
Day free to enjoy the beach (previous host to both WQS and WCT competitions). Optional afternoon tour of the Island.

Monday 27 March– Early breakfast then transfer to Praia do Rosa. Check-in at Village Praia do Rosa.
1:30 pm: Start of the Surf Camp: Surf Introduction for Beginners/ Evaluation session for experienced. Duration 3 hours.
5:30 pm: Yoga lesson/session to stretch those sore muscles

Tuesday 28 March
8:30 am: Breakfast
10 am: Surf Clinic followed by Surf Session. Duration 4 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch at the Resort
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Wednesday 29 March
8:30 am: breakfast
09:00 am Yoga lesson/session by the beach
10:00 am: Surf Clinic followed by Surf Session. Duration 4 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch at the Resort
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Thursday 30 March
8:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Departure for a full-day Surfari.
We will explore the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina looking for the best spots for our Surf Session. If conditions are good we will go up to Farol de Santa Marta, a remote fishing village with a famous lighthouse and good waves. On the way there, you’ll have the chance to see the famous Laguna Dolphins.

Friday 31 March

8:30 am: breakfast
09:00 am Yoga lesson/session by the beach
10:00 am: Surf Clinic followed by Surf Session. Duration 4 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch at the Resort
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Saturday 1 April:
Breakfast & Check Out.
Optional open surf session with invited local members of Gaysurfers.net
Afternoon transfer back to Florianopolis airport for return flights.

Cost per person:

Single room basis: US$1533.00
Double room basis: US$1434.00

Package includes:
• All transfers starting/ending Florianopolis airport with English-speaking driver or guide
• Welcome dinner
• 2 nights’ accommodation at a Town Home in Praia Mole, Florianopolis, with breakfast (shared house, private ensuite rooms)
• 5 nights’ accommodation at Village Praia do Rosa (shared houses, private ensuite rooms) with breakfast and lunch
• 4 days of Surf Camp with Capitão David School in Praia do Rosa with pack lunch.
o Surf Camp consists of lessons for beginners and intermediates, followed by surf clinic with exercises/practice for better performances aided by analysis of videos filmed during lessons/sessions. Experienced surfers will have “Surf with a Local” Sessions and the Surf Clinic (4 hours daily).
• 1 full-day Surfari with Capitão David School;
• 3 Yoga Group Sessions
• English-speaking Tour Leader

Package does not include:
Flights, Visas, meals not mentioned, optional tours, insurance, tips, equipment (except during surf lessons)

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**Extensions to Rio, Iguazu or other destinations in Brazil available- please contact us for more details.**

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